Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway has been awarded a contract by Randaberg Industries AS, to provide Vikotherm® R3 thermal insulation for the 10 in. VFS-2 spool skid to be installed on the Hod Field Development Project, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea.
This collaboration between Trelleborg, Randaberg Industries AS and Subsea 7, is the first contract for application of Trelleborg’s Vikotherm® R3 material on pipeline spool field joints.
Trelleborg’s Vikotherm® R3 material will insulate 13 pipeline spool field joints, protecting the welded joints from seawater corrosion and damage. It will also lower heat loss to ensure the pipeline spool temperature is maintained, providing flow assurance to reduce the likelihood of production stoppage.
The Hod field is Iocated in the southernmost part of the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is operated by Aker BP ASA. It was first discovered in 1974 with first oil in 1990, however it stopped producing in 2012. The redevelopment of the Hod field now includes installation of a new NUI (Normally Unmanned Installation) named Hod B, production and gas lift pipelines and umbilical tied-back to Valhall. The offshore work will take place Q3 and Q4 2021.